[jja-announce] Jazz Matters Nov. 19, and IAJE conference in January
Jazzmandel at aol.com
Jazzmandel at aol.com
Mon Nov 17 13:08:46 EST 2003
Dear JJA members (read past the Jazz Matters notice for IAJE attendance
The JJA's panel discussion series Jazz Matters continues with "The New Jazz
Map: Where To Go To Listen," moderated by Jazz Journalists Association member
Steve Dollar, author of the newly published survey <i>Jazz Guide: New York
City</i> (Little Bookroom), on Wednesday, November 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New
School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th floor, 55 W. 13th
St., NYC. E-mail HMan at jazzhouse.org for further info.
As Dollar writes, "New York may be the city where jazz, and all its
traditions, has taken permanent root, but the topsoil is always shifting: Clubs and
their entrepreneurs come and go with alarming frequency, yet that also means the
scene is full of surprises and fresh developments. What's happening next?"
Dollar's guests -- including Seth Abramson, booker for the city's latest
blue-chip jazz room, The Jazz Standard; Karen Chester, director of programming at
Merkin Hall, who is now steering that classical and new-music stronghold in
some jazzier directions; and Ilhan Ersahin, a saxophonist and club owner whose
East Village bar Nublu is amplifying the crosstalk between jazz, global musics
and DJ beats -- may have some of the answers. The Jazz Matters discussion will
be recorded for burning on CDRs, available to all for $12 (includes shipping
and handling), once we get our CDR burner fixed.
ALSO: The annual International Association for Jazz Education conference is
being held in New York City in late January (29-31), and the JJA is hosting
several activities, including a three-day "Critics' Clinic" conducted by Paul
deBarros and Dan Ouellette, a major membership meeting (on Saturday 31 from 1-2
p.m.), and a panel discussion titled "Racial Considerations in Jazz Journalism"
(with panelists including saxophonist Gary Bartz, NPR editor/producer Felix
Contreras, pianist Vijay Iyer and writer Tom Terrell). All JJA members may
attend the membership meeting for free, without formally registering for the IAJE
conference, which costs $215 - $250. Jazz journalists with assignments to
cover the convention are urged to contact Don Lucoff, dondlmedia at covad.net for
press credentials. JJA members who wish to attend the panel discussion should
rsvp to me, hman at jazzhouse.org, and I will forward that list to Lucoff/IAJE
officials in expectation of obtaining passes for that event only.
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